Dr Sheahan Bestel

Biography

Peer-Reviewed Papers

2015

Bestel, Sheahan, Li Liu and Leping Jiang. Submitted. Residues from grinding implements at the early rice cultivating Hehuashan Site, Middle Shangshan Period (9,500-9,000 BP), Zhejiang Province, South China. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports

2015

Chinique de Armas, Yadira, William M Buhay, Roberto Rodríguez Suárez, Sheahan Bestel, David Smith, Stephanie D. Mowat, and Mirjana Roksandic. Starch analysis and isotopic evidence of consumption of cultigens among fisher-gatherers in Cuba: The archaeological site of Canímar Abajo, Matanzas. Journal of Archaeological Science 58: 121-132.

2014

Bestel, Sheahan. Jiahu, Agriculture and Domestication at. Entry in Claire Smith (ed) Encyclopaedia of Global Archaeology. Springer.

2014

Bestel, Sheahan, Gary Crawford, Li Liu, Jinming Shi, Yanhua Song, Xingcan Chen. The Evolution of Millet Domestication in the Middle Yellow River Region, North China. The Holocene. 24: 259-263.

2013

Liu, Li, Sheahan Bestel, Jinming Shi, Yanhua Song, and Xingcan Chen. Paleolithic human exploitation of plant foods during the last glacial maximum in North China. PNAS, 110(14): 5380-5385.

2012

Fullagar, Richard, Li Liu, Sheahan Bestel, Duncan Jones, Wei Gei, Anthony Wilson & Shaodong Zhai. Stone tool-use experiments to determine the function of grinding stones and denticulate sickles. Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (BIPPA) 32: 29-44.

2011

Liu, Li, Wei Ge, Sheahan Bestel, Duncan Jones, Jinming Shi, Yanhua Song, & Xingcan Chen. Plant exploitation of the last foragers at Shizitan in the Middle Yellow River Valley China: Evidence from grinding stones. Journal of Archaeological Science, 38(12), 3534-3532.

2010

Liu, Li, Judith Field, Richard Fullagar, Sheahan Bestel, Xingcan Chen and Xiaolin Ma. What did grinding stones grind? New light on Early Neolithic subsistence economy in the Middle Yellow River Valley, China. Antiquity 84(325):816-834.

2009

Denham, T.P. J. Atchison, J. Austin, S. Bestel, D. Bowdery, A. Crowther, N. Dolby, A. Fairbairn, J. Field, A. Kennedy, C. Lentfer, C. Matheson, S. Nugent, J. Parr, M. Prebble, G. Robertson, J. Specht, R. Torrence, H. Barton, R. Fullagar, S. Haberle, M. Horrocks, T. Lewis and P. Matthews. Archaeobotany in Australia and New Guinea: practice, potential and prospects. Australian Archaeology 68:1-10.

2007

Lee, Gyoung-Ah and Sheahan Bestel. Contextual analysis of plant remains at the Erlitou-period Huizui site, Henan, China. Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association (BIPPA) 27: 49-60.

Non Peer-Reviewed Papers

2014

Bestel, Sheahan. 2014. Review of ‘A Companion to Chinese Archaeology’ edited by Anne Underhill and published by Wiley-Blackwell. American Anthropologist.

2013

Becks, Fanya and Sheahan Bestel. 2013. Starch and Residues on Market Street Chinatown Artifacts. Proceedings of the Society for Californian Archaeology 27:162-175.